Thursday, June 26, 2008

REIGN OF STARSCREAM #3 - PREVIEW

Finally, here's a 5-page preview for Issue #3. As you recall, at the end of Issue #2, Starscream and Thundercracker are reunited at the Decepticon camp on Mars. Starscream was weakened from his exploits on Earth, but was slowly recovering. Much to their amazement, a group of Autobots had been patrolling the planet and had been alerted to their location.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ISSUE #4 COVER


Wow, he might have actually done it! Can't really say much more about this cover than AWESOME. Alex really nailed all of the details of this scene, and Josh really added to the mood of it. Great job (as usual) by them both. All of this, and we don't even have a 5-page preview for Issue #3, yet!

Have to give a big thanks to everyone that has been reading the book and passing on their comments to me. I'm glad to hear that so many of you are enjoying it, and there's so much more on the horizon.

I won't post anything that happens in #4 just yet. After all, we have to get through Issue #3!

TRANSFORMERS: THE REIGN OF STARSCREAM #4
Art by Alex Milne • Colors by Josh Perez • Words by Me

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ISSUE #3

IN STORES JULY 16.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

REIGN OF STARSCREAM #3 - COVER


Cover Art by Alex Milne
Cover Colors by Espen Grundetjern


Wanted to share the cover to the third issue of the book with everyone. In this issue, Arcee and her combat team (consisting of Air Raid, Cliffjumper, Smokescreen, and Camshaft) launch their offensive on the Decepticon assault ship on Mars. Little do they know however, that Starscream is not alone.

This one is going to be a bit late. Not sure of an exact in-store date, but sometime in mid-late July is what I'd guess at. The other issues are on the fast track though, so the series will wrap up at the originally scheduled time. I'd really like to thank Josh Perez for absolutely kicking ass on this book and helping us out when we really needed some help. Thanks, too, to Alex for doing another fantastic job with the art.

Friday, June 6, 2008

REIGN OF STARSCREAM: TIME FRAME

I've been asked before about when the Reign of Starscream story takes place. So, being one to enjoy talking about such things, I'll expand upon that now if I may.

Issue #1: All of the events lead up to the movie, right up to where Frenzy locates Megatron and the roll call happens.

MOVIE: Megatron is freed, acts like a selfish jerk. Starscream is fighting the jets. Sam kills Megatron.

Issue #1 (pg17)-5: Starscream pauses to think about what happened, gets hit by another missile from a new squadron of jets, goes into the remainder of the story.

Now, in my mind the film ends when Bumblebee talks. Keller is giving the press conference about disposing of the aliens and disbanding Sector Seven. This (again, in my opinion) is happening after the events of RoS, as these things would take some time to occur.

Maybe later I can elaborate more upon what Sector Seven may have been doing during that time and how Starscream ends up going into space—from Earth—in that final shot during the closing credits.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

REIGN OF STARSCREAM #2 - ON SALE TODAY!




Just a friendly reminder that TRANSFORMERS: THE REIGN OF STARSCREAM #2 is on sale today!

In this issue, Starscream makes it back to Hoover Dam to recover the remains of Frenzy. Waiting for him though, are the enforcement arm of Sector Seven (you know, that shadowy, uber-secret division of the government), and they're determined to capture him. Let's just say that things won't bode well for them... or their squad leader, Agent Salazar. And yes, that's Landmine on the truck's trailer.

Art by Alex Milne • Colors by Josh Perez • Edits by Denton J. Tipton • Words by me

Sunday, June 1, 2008

R.I.P. - King Kong: The Ride (1986-2008)

I'm sure that most everyone has heard about the fire that devastated a number of buildings in the Universal Studios lot on Sunday. In addition to some of the sets that were used in countless films, some of the film archives were destroyed, too. What really sucks for me, given my love of giant monster movies, was that the "King Kong: The Ride" attraction was destroyed. Hopefully they'll rebuild the attraction, or an updated one based off of Peter Jackson's film. Maybe one where you're on a raft or something could be cool. So while I'm off to dream of V. Rexes and Skull Island, take a moment to remember what is no longer with us.

Oh, how I'll miss that banana breath.